Welcome to the NEW home of custom Leather Big Book¹ Covers by “Bookcover Bob”
(Quick look at some recent colors [several pages] available)
We make Custom Leather Book Covers for Alcoholics Anonymous² books: Standard Size Hard Cover, Softcover, Portable and Pocket for the Big Book and/or Twelve Steps & Twelve Tradition. For single books and dual book covers like the hardcover Dual Big Book and Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions Book slip-on leather cover.
There are “ready made” cover that are available immediate sale in the shop …or… you can completely customize your cover at how-to-order, at additional costs, depending on the complexity of your customization. Please see gallery for ideas and examples.
We are offering some discount specials on selected Big Book Covers. These covers are half assembled, ready for shipment in two days and all will have the following (no other customizing will be available):
•B1 Basic Hardcover Big Book slip-on leather cover
•Sewn with Black Thread all around the cover
•Leather cover color (see colors [several pages] for special choices)
•Optional name on spine
•Optional sobriety date on spine
•Circle/triangle with Unity, Recovery & Service, plus “Trust God”, “Clean House” & “Help Others” on leather applique
•Plain Medallion Holder on leather applique
•Strap and Snap to keep the cover closed
Subtotal cost for cover: $129.95
Shipping and Handling is: $ 9.00
Total cost for cover (including WA State tax, if applicable and shipping) is: $138.95
Normal price, plus shipping is $138.95, but the cost, including shipping will be $99. (about 30% discount). When they are gone, they are gone!
To order, send an email with the text “Discount Specials” as the subject and in the message give the: optional name, optional sobriety date and the number of the cover from the sample page. Please provide a shipping address and we’ll send an invoice payable with credit card through the PayPal system (you do not have to have a PayPal account).
All covers are handmade from various types of leather. They are sewn with bonded polyester #207 thread. These leathers are not the “t_h_i_n” leathers found in commercially produced covers nor are they “bonded” leathers. The covers are a “slip-on” design, much like the old way we used to cover our school books with cut up paper grocery bags (long, long ago). Most of the covers are chrome tanned cow hide in many colors and are smooth grained, pebble grained or have embossed finishes (Alligator, Ostrich, etc.).
Leather is a natural product and may have some defects (e.g. range markings: healed scars, bug bites, brands, etc.). Much like us! Those marking are natural in real leather. Many covers have an applique made from vegetable tanned cow that is dyed with a saddle tan antique dye to highlight lettering or custom carvings (extra cost).
If any of the items are sold out, just contact us and we will see if others are scheduled for production.
How-to make unique leather bookmarks (9/11/2019): Letterpress type on Bookmarks
Article on How-to reinforce those A.A. paperback books to make them last longer (6/4/2019). ( Paperback Book Reinforcement: Step-by-Step instructions. )